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African violets have to be the most popular flowering indoor plant, both now and in your grandmother’s day. They are pretty, come in lots of colors, and are easy to grow on a bright windowsill. There are standard sizes, miniatures, and trailing violets. It is also easy to start new plants from a violet leaf, so you can share the beauty with friends.
African violets bloom best in direct morning sun or very bright filtered light. Provide even moisture with good drainage. Fertilize regularly with a flowering formula product to keep buds coming. Violet grooming includes pinching off spent flowers and occasionally repotting to provide fresh medium.